Questions tagged [switching-power-supply]

A switched-mode power supply (also called an SMPS or "switcher") converts electrical power from one state to another. An SMPS can for instance be used to convert power from an electrical wall outlet into a voltage, frequency and amperage usable by smaller electronic circuits.

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What is the power consumption of the heatbed and hotend?

What is the power consumption of your heatbed (size) and hotend (model)? I want to verify that it is possible to use a battery to power them.
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Running 12v on a 24v heater cartridge?

Would I damage anything running 12v on a 24v cartridge heater? I know it wont reach a max temperature 300 degrees celsius? I am using the e3d hotend set up
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Is this fuse a good choice for my Prusa i3's power supply and RAMPS 1.4?

Wondering if this fuse is safe to use in this switch/plug to turn on /off a 12V DC 30A Power Supply 360W Power Supply that will power a RAMPS 1.4 board for a Prusa i3 with an external led display that ...
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In the standard PC Cable Wire that goes from the wall outlet to the switching power supply, are they standard and what are the wire specifications?

What are the specifications of the three wires inside a PC cable that is used to connect the switching power supply to a US AC outlet. The positive, negative and ground appear to be the same gauge ...
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Is 22-Guage Stranded Hookup Wire the correct wire to connect the Switching Powersupply to RAMPs 1.4?

I obtained the following wire 22 Gauge Stranded Hookup Wire from Radio Shack: ...